(+243) 81 245 99 09
99 104 00 42
Bd Sendwe n°5058,
Commune de Kalamu (CNJ)
Coordination team in Uvira
(+243) 85 359 65 02
(+243) 99 035 11 31
Representation in Goma
(+243) 81 21 89 325
The coalition was set up in 2008 with
some 20 members with the aim of forming an advocacy
platform dedicated to the improvement of living
conditions of Congolese children and promote their
rights, especially that of education. The coalition
fosters the emergence of participative democracy
where civil society can be part of the political
A special attention is given to the promotion,
protection and access to quality education et
literacy training of those excluded from the formal
education system. The coalitions has a special
interest in vulnerable children, among which children
living on the street, so-called “child witches”,
children in prison, destitute children, young
single mothers, etc.
The IDAY-Kivu DRC coalition is a chapter of IDAY-DRC that was formed
in November 2009 in South-Kivu province. It gathers organisations based in the
region that are committed to child protection,
with a specific focus on education and vocational
training of vulnerable children.
The coalition covers
at the moment the provinces of South and North Kivu, Maniema, Oriental Province and Katanga.
The coalition comprises member
organisations accross these 5 provinces, including: AVEVENA RD Congo, ASJPD, CEJEDER, WCP,
Nous Orphelins, Life Action, PACIF, APRODER, SOS Femmes Veuves.
- Render the politicians more responsible and accountable
for their commitments to protect the people and
improve their living conditions.
- Approach and liaise with political and administrative authorities
in order to consult on possible responses to the
fundamental needs of the people.
- Work in synergy with other civil society stakeholders to
enhance efficiency in the activities undertaken
on the ground.
- Explore sustainable and locally applicable solutions for
the problems faced by vulnerable children in DRC.
- Seek involvement of the authorities in the actions / projects
of the civil society so as to ensure they become
- Represent IDAY member organisationsin Eastern DRC provinces to the government
in order to advocate for appropriate strategic
programmes and policies ensuring quality basic
education to all Congolese
- Encourage government authorities to increase the resources
dedicated to the education sector
- Initiate and promote specific projects targeting vulnerable
children and youngsters
- Raise awareness across the public through various actions,
including celebration of the International Day
of the African Child on June 16
- Influence the government and civil society into participating
in the International Day for Protection against
Child Abuse (19 November) and the International
Day of the Rights of the Child (20 November)
achievements so far
- Organisation of advocacy sessions for the gratuity of primary
education in public schools.
- Campaigning for the passing of the Law on the Protection
of the Child in DRC (the law was promulgated on
January 10, 2009).
- The provincial Assembly of Kinshasa praised IDAY-DRC for
its advocacy for an increase of the education
budget up to 10% of the global national budget.
- The Ministry of Social Affairs targeted IDAY in its programme
for orphans and vulnerable children.
- Support to vulnerable children: assistance to children considered
as outlaws, including those detained at Kinshasa’s
central prison; follow up on and assistance to
abused children, including the so-called “child
witches”; educational support to destitute children.